Tor Teen Books / Tom Doherty Associates Book, October 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Like New / Very Good. Item #240352 The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon.
The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon.In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child--and the ice dragon who loved her--could save her world from utter destruction. This illustrated edition of The Ice Dragon is sure to become a collector's item for fans of HBO's megahit Game of Thrones.
This volume marks the highly anticipated children's book debut of Martin, the award-winning author of the 'New York Times'bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire. This story is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored writers of all time. Gold emblem affixed to front panel of jacket says: 'Special First Edition with Bonus Poster by Luis Royo on Back of Jacket.' First thus U.S. in fine dustjacket with Dragon poster on verso, Grey paper covered boards with silver lettering and another dragon (head) in silver front board. Tight binding. Excellent illustrations on end pages front and back and more illustration throughout text. Complete number line. Story 'originally published by Ace Books in the..' anthology '...volume Dragons of Light' (1983) edited by Orson Card. First published as stand alone book in October, 2006 by Starscape with illustrations by Yvonne Gilbert. This edition is the third unique version and should accurately be described as 'first thus', despite the fact a dozen or so other dealers list this title as 'first edition' without qualification.